John A. Peperakis photograph collection, circa 1910-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

John A. Peperakis photograph collection
circa 1910-1955 (inclusive)
19 photographs
Collection Number
The John A. Peperakis photograph collection contains photographs of local Utah mining operations, mining companies and the mines.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


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John Peperakis was a mining engineer who was manager of Sunnyside Coal Mines, Utah for Kaiser Steel Corporation. This collection deals with various local Utah mining operations. Mostly photographs of the mine companies and the mines themselves. Various companies are represented.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
1 Mines and Mining
Photograph number 1: From tube 45, Super LongwallPhotograph number 2: Sunnyside Number 2 Supervision of long ago. Lauriski, Daughterty, D. Self, Bill Reavely, Markosek, Herbert, Vanwagoner, Cullen, C. Self. Cullen was Superintendent but got run out by the union.Photograph number 3: Butcher Shop, Mine Office and Wasatch Store, Sunnyside.Photograph number 4: Pulling coke at the Beehive ovens at Sunnyside, ended 1958.Photograph number 5: Backfilling via flume Sunnyside, Number 3 MinePhotograph number 6: Main parting at the head of the Sunnyside Number 2 Mine Slope at time of mine fire in the early 1920s.Photograph number 7: Twin fan installation at the coal outcrop at fan canyon Number 1 Mine, Sunnyside.Photograph number 8: Wreck at Columbia Junction. Defense plant Corporation.Photograph number 9: Aerial Tramway towers Spring Canyon Mine.Photograph number 10: Another view of Spring Canyon Mine aeiral tramway. This canyon is not the access via good road to Price River Coal Company Number 5 Mine and now Castle Gate Coal Company.Photograph number 11: Trip assembly yard Castle Gate Number 2 Mine at Willow Creek. Building is the change house.Photograph number 12: Haulage Portal Castle Gate Number 2 Mine. Bridge over Willow Creek. On March 8, 1924 this mine blew up and killed 172 men. It was a combination of dust and methane. One of the most violent explosions in the history of coal mining.Photograph number 13: Utah Fuel Company office Sunnyside.Photograph number 14: Spring Canyon Tipple and part of early tent camp. Office and store as indicated is where I obtained my roll top desk years ago.Photograph number 15: Aerial Tramway headhouse Spring Canyon Mine.Photograph number 16: Kaiser Company Inc. office in lower end of Number 2 Canyon.Photograph number 17: South facing bok cliffs overlooking the company owned town of Kenilworth. 1938 Photo. A is the Kenilworth bed. B is the Aberdeen bed. C. Is the portal site of the 8400 foot rock tunnel. E is the site of the original portals. D is the old tramway on which coal was lowered to tipple level. F is the tipple. Canyon at G and H are sites of other portals. The road in the lower right corner was the original access to the town form Price. Kenilworth townsite not largely a retirement community is only a little over miles east of Helper.Photograph number 18: Castle Gate Tipple and townsitePhotograph number 19: Main parting in Kenilworth bed Kenilworth mine. This parting was just in by the 8400 foot rock tunnel.
1 Oversize
Photograph number 1-7: Aerials and Mining

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Coal mines and mining--Utah
  • Coal mines and mining--Utah
  • Longwall mining--Utah
  • Personal Names :
  • Peperakis, John
  • Geographical Names :
  • Carbon County (Utah)
  • Kaiparowits Plateau (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints--Color